Hello faithful WRWU readers. Thanks again for taking some time out of your busy day to get caught up on what's going on in and around rock-n-roll this week.
Let's jump into New Music expected/being worked on.
*Rumors surfaced this week that Rolling Stones front-man Mick Jagger will be releasing a solo album this year. According to Mick's brother, Chris, Jagger will team up with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.
*Stoked about this little nugget of knowledge; Tom Waits official Twitter page Tweeted this week that he's back in the studio working on a new album.
*Record Store Day is on April 16th and if you're a fan of the Deftones you'll want to find the nearest mom & pop record store that will be carrying one of the ultra-limited (only 5000 copies) Deftones album "Covers". Some of the tracks to expect on the album will be "Drive" by The Cars, "No Ordinary Love" by Sade, "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" by The Cure.
*On March 9th Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will put out a new educational book/CD pack "The Sound and the Fury". The book plans to combine all of Hammett's writings from Guitar World as well as a CD of demos played by former Grim Reaper guitarist Nick Bowcott.
... And speaking of Metallica another concert announced this week of the Big Four, sadly it won't be stateside. The final date on The Big Four's European trek will happen July 3rd in Gothenburg, Sweden.
*A couple of notable rock names in the news this week with chatter about upcoming books to be released. As I mentioned in my WRWU vlog Duff McKagen announcing his bio will drop on October 11th. KISS will be putting together a new book exploring their early years (1972-1975 from the band's ALIVE tour). The band's even going so far as to reach out to fans that may have any press clippings, images, or artwork from said tour. Check out www.kissonline.com for more info. Marilyn Manson has tapped Erin Broadley, a former editor of L.A. Weekly, to pen his new official autobiography. Some people have asked and yes, Manson did have a bio put out in 1998 "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell". Chris Jericho, WWE Wrestler and front-man for Fozzy, put out a new book "Undisputed" recently and will be on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars".
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DEFTONES!!! Most of those singles were released on B-Sides & Rarities but I will still cop it! If you enjoy real non-com rock then check out the tones. Most underrated band of its time. They KILLED it with AIC back in October!